If the day before halloween is called all hallows eve why isn’t halloween day called all hallows day ?

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  • donnie
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Because it gets too complicated 

  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The word "Hallow" is old English meaning sacred, or saint. It is used in the Lord's Prayer (Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name). It is also used to refer to saints. November 1st is All Saints Day, and October 31 is Halloween. Therefore, Halloween is the same thing as all hallows eve. 

    The day before Halloween is NOT all hallows eve - Halloween is just another way of saying all hallows eve. 

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    WAS called "All Hallows Eve"

    and indeed

    it WAS called "All Hallows Day" or "The Feast of All Hallows" or "Hallowmas".

    (Now it is typically called "All Saints' Day.")

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Day

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